About The Groundskeepers

The Groundskeepers was informed by my curiosity and consequential investigation into animal survival strategies; particularly, how prey organisms use their bodies to confuse, outsmart, and avoid predators. The figures in these paintings exhibit various anti-predator tactics like camouflage, masquerading, mimicry, aposematism (displaying bright colors as a warning signal), and communal defense. To me, there’s a connection between the subject of morphological flexibility in animals and the complex experience of inhabiting a human body that can easily shift between seeming overtly conspicuous in certain circumstances, and in others, is hardly visible at all.

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